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  • Online Event | Finding the Balance: Growth vs. Brand Marketing

    Historically, brand marketers have been the stewards of a brand’s values, reputation, and story. Their time is spent at the top of the marketing funnel, helping to build awareness, increase loyalty, and inspire customers.

    Increasingly, they have been complemented by performance marketers, who, using data and experimentation, focus on the bottom of the funnel to generate leads and conversions.

    Now more than ever, companies are trying to harness the power of these two disciplines to grow and build their brands. But as data and personalization drive more marketing decisions and investment, how can brand and performance marketing work together to deliver the right message to the right person at the right time? 

    Join us as we explore this and more with marketing leaders who are finding the perfect balance between performance and brand marketing.

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  • We'll discuss a number of things including:

    1. Raising funds and managing staff/payroll during a downturn
    2. Advice for entrepreneurs in these unprecedented and challenging times
    3. Answers to your questions

    Mario Casabona is an entrepreneur and active angel investor. In 2007, he founded Casabona Ventures, investing in over 30 seed and early stage companies and Venture Funds. In 2011, he founded TechLaunch New Jersey’s first Technology Business Accelerator, committed to identifying and nurturing early stage tech ventures by mentoring, coaching, and providing access to resources and capital. To date, TechLaunch has supported over 75 tech companies and mentored over 150 budding entrepreneurs.

    Mario is Chairman Emeritus of Jumpstart NJ Angel Network and Chairman Emeritus of the R&D Council of New Jersey. In 1982, he founded and was Chairman of Electro-Radiation Inc. (ERI), which was acquired by Honeywell Aerospace Group in 2004. ERI was a developer of Radar, Navigation and Communications equipment for the National and International Defense industry. Most recently, Mario was featured in ROI-NJ Influencers Power List 2020: Technology. He was awarded the Small Business Administration (SBA) National Tibbett’s Award for his contributions in technology, and was listed as one of the top five most influential persons in New Jersey technology by The Star-Ledger.

    In 2014 he was named NJ’s Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year. He was twice recognized by the New Jersey Technology Council, first in 2013 as the recipient of their Legend of Technology Award and in 2010,he received their Financier of the Year Award. He currently serves on the Boards of various for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He is often quoted in mainstream media and trade outlets, and enjoys being a frequent guest speaker and panelist at University and Professional events.

    Mario is an Electrical Engineer and is named in 6 national patents in the field of satellite-based navigation and communications. He lives in Morris County, enjoys mentoring, launching new ventures, vacationing and spending casual time with family and friends in his Catskills log home.

    RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/investor-chat-with-mario-casabona-casabona-ventures-techlaunch-jumpstart-tickets-101134929296

  • How to Successfully Raise Startup Capital in the U.S. During/After Pandemic

    • Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    • Online in New York, NY
    • $29.00 USD

    About this Event

    Astra Global, a global business development company specializing in startup funding, and The Startup Station, a finance educational and consulting company for startups, present the four-part series "U.S. and European Startup Fundraising Strategies During and Post Coronavirus Pandemic". Each event includes a U.S. investors panel and a workshop.

    Event 1: How to Successfully Raise Startup Capital in the U.S. During/After the Pandemic?

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    10:00 am - 10:45 am EST • U.S. Investors Panel “Changes in the VC investing landscape: What to expect in 2020 and beyond?” Q&A to follow.

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    Panelists:

    Enis Hulli, General Partner, 500 Startups

    Andrew Romans, General Partner, 7BC Venture Capital

    Greg Hansen, General Partner, Ethical VC

    Angus Davis, Partner, Foundation Capital

    Thomas Nastas, Founder and President, Innovative Ventures Inc.

    Moderator: Elena Gusakova, Astra Global

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    10:45 am – 11:30 am EST  Workshop “Key fundraising strategies on how to raise startup capital in the current environment”.

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    • What to have ready for fundraising?
    • Overview of investor search strategies - even if you have no network,
    • How to make first contact with investors,
    • How to present your company to investors,
    • Common mistakes typically made by U.S. and foreign entrepreneurs,
    • How to interpret investors responses,
    • How to create an investors’ pipeline, and
    • Q&A.

    Instructor:Victoria Yampolsky, CFA, The Startup Station

    This event is for European and U.S startups who are:

    • Raising a first or second series round
    • Product on the market
    • Initial traction demonstrated – validated a product-market fit

    If you register for all four events, you will get a 20% discount.

    Workshop 2, April 21, 11 am EST: Valuing Your Startup In the U.S. During/After the Pandemic. Click here for more info.

    Workshop 3, April 28, 11 am EST: How to Successfully Pitch Your Startup to U.S. Investors During/After the Pandemic? Click here for more info.

    Workshop 4, May 5, 11 am EST: How to Successfully Negotiate Your Deal With U.S. Investors During/After the Pandemic? Click here for more info.

  • Women of Color In Tech - Postponed

    Meet author Susanne Tedrick, who will conduct a panel discussion with other successful & amazing women of color in tech. We'll discuss the challenges & joys of working in the tech sector, touching upon many of the themes presented in the book.

    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/women-of-color-in-tech-susanne-tedrick/1136247700?ean=9781119633488

  • Tech industry professionals are invited to a Virtual Demo Day to engage with participants from the Columbia Engineering Boot Camps. Learners from the FinTech and cybersecurity programs will showcase projects that they've developed during the boot camps. As an industry professional, you’re encouraged to provide feedback and share mentoring and/or career advice. Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with additional details on how to prepare and how to join the session. If you're not able to attend but are interested in participating in other virtual events, you can check out others here.

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  • Tech industry professionals are invited to a Virtual Demo Day to engage with participants from the Columbia Engineering Boot Camps. Learners from the FinTech and cybersecurity programs will showcase projects that they've developed during the boot camps. As an industry professional, you’re encouraged to provide feedback and share mentoring and/or career advice. Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with additional details on how to prepare and how to join the session. If you're not able to attend but are interested in participating in other virtual events, you can check out others here.

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  • Tech industry professionals are invited to a Virtual Demo Day to engage with participants from the Columbia Engineering Boot Camps. Learners from the web development program will showcase projects that they've developed during the boot camp. As an industry professional, you’re encouraged to provide feedback and share mentoring and/or career advice. Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with additional details on how to prepare and how to join the session. If you're not able to attend but are interested in participating in other virtual events, you can check out others here

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  • Tech industry professionals are invited to a Virtual Demo Day to engage with participants from the Columbia Engineering Boot Camps. Learners from the Data Analytics and Visualization program will showcase projects that they've developed during the boot camp. As an industry professional, you’re encouraged to provide feedback and share mentoring and/or career advice. Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with additional details on how to prepare and how to join the session. If you're not able to attend but are interested in participating in other virtual events, you can check out others here

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  • DigiMarCon East 2020 - Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition

    DigiMarCon East 2020 is your chance to ...

    - Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry.
    - Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
    - Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere.

    It’s the one digital marketing event you can’t afford to miss! Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, DigiMarCon East 2020’s agenda will help attendees enhance their marketing efforts. Sessions will focus on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and gaining insight into today’s latest digital tools.

  • TECHSPO New York 2020

    TECHSPO New York 2020 is your chance to …

    • Check out exhibitors showcasing the next generation of advances in technology & innovation.
    • Be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for greater growth.
    • Interact with technology enthusiasts, build your network and collaborate with your peers.

    TECHSPO New York is a 2-day technology expo taking place May 7 – 8, 2020 at the luxurious New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square, New York, NY in the heart of Silicon Alley. TECHSPO New York brings together developers, brands, marketers, technology providers, designers, innovators and evangelists looking to set the pace in our advanced world of technology.

    Showcasing the next generation of technology & innovation; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech & SaaS Technology, Exhibitors have the opportunity to show off their companies to consumers, the highest caliber investors, hordes of press, the most sought after talent, and the greatest pool of tech enthusiasts looking to celebrate emerging products. Be prepared to be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for greater growth.